Responding to the HIV-tainted blood contamination in Italy

Izzo, Umberto (1996) Responding to the HIV-tainted blood contamination in Italy. [Other] (Unpublished)

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    Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. The Italian Blood System in Historical Retrospective; 3. Blood and Bureaucracy: The 1967 Act; 4 The Italian Bleeding Disorder Community in "the Age of Trust"; 5. The Unheeded Lesson: The Trilergan Case; 6. The Advent of HIV: The Years of Uncertainty (1982-84); 7. Information vs. Risk Perception; 8. Government Action; 9. Body Count: The "Numbers" of the Italian Contamination; 10. Victims' Awareness: How to Perceive a Iatrogenic Defeat?; 11. The Rise of the Compensation Issue and the Hemophiliac Community Breakdown; 12. The Compensation Claim in the Italian Political Arena: The Battle of the Bill Proposals; 13. Stumbling into Favorable Legal Arguments: On How the Legal Process Can Ease a Political Struggle; 14. The Claim for Compensation in the "Maelstrom" of the Italian Law-Making Process; 15. The Law 210/1992: The Enactment of the Compensation Plan and its Legislative Stabilization; 16. The Implementation of the Plan: An Example to Forget; 17. The Italian Litigation by Victims of Hiv-Tainted Blood; 18. The Genoa Lawsuits against Pharmaceutical Companies; 19. Blaming the State in Court; 20. Physician and Hospital Liability for Transfused-Related Cases of Hiv Contamination; 21. The 1990 Blood System Reform; 22. The Productive Structure of the System; 23. Plasma Autarchy: Will the Goal Be Achieved?; 24. Viral Safety In The New Blood System.

    Item Type: Other
    Department or Research center: UNSPECIFIED
    Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
    R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA1001 Forensic Medicine. Medical jurisprudence. Legal medicine
    K Law > K Law (General)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Blood; Blood System; Transfusion; Hemophiliacs; HIV; AIDS; Tort; Compensation; Regulation; Bureaucracy
    Additional Information: This paper was presented at the First meeting on HIV-Contaminated Blood, Policy and Conflict, Castello di Santa Maria Novella (Florence), 18th July 1996. - The seminar was part of an International Research Project entitled “Blood Transfusions and AIDS: Common Threat, National Responses”, led by prof. Ronald Bayer (Columbia University – New York) and prof. Eric Feldman (then New York University – New York).
    Repository staff approval on: 13 Sep 2007

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